March 27, 2009
I don’t usually do these sort of “you got tagged things” but I’m feeling a bit risky right now.
The “tag” is to post ten honest and/or random things about myself. So here goes!
1. I have a Doctorate in “Learning and Putting into Practice Life’s Lessons” from the University of Hardest Knocks.
2. For so many years I had such an emotional hole in me because of the relationship I did not have with my father as I was growing up.
3. I can “read people” pretty well.
4. I quite school in the tenth grade, joined the US Navy and got my GED.
5. As a child I enjoyed being at my cousins home/farm in Southern Louisiana so much more than I did my own home in central Mississippi.
6. I was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy in 1973-1974 when it collided with the USS Belknap and so many… many sailors were killed that night. 😦 You should consider Googling that.
7. I think it is completely reasonable to say that I have switched my addiction(s) from alcohol and drugs to an addiction to God/The Savior! And I love our growing relationship!!
8. I have to keep a close eye on my “need” to be accepted by others.
9. In spite of my recent ankle surgery I am in the best of physical condition/health.
10. I don’t look at my “stuff” as my “stuff” but rather look at it as how my “stuff” can be used to benefit or help others.
I think this is where I’m supposed to tell those who read this that you too are tagged. But I’m not going to do that. haha If it’s not fun for you don’t do it.
February 26, 2009
This morning our little guy was getting dressed for school. He wanted to wear a nice sweater that is designated “church clothes.”
I just don’t get it. I mean, what’s the big deal if a kid wants to wear something nicer than usual? I know, I know, nicer clothes cost more and all but c’mon…
When we decided to adopt these two little kids I made a conscious decision to do some things differently. One of them was too not sweat the small stuff. I think if a kid wants to wear an orange shirt with plaid pants, white socks and red tennis shoes… What’s the big deal? So the kids looks funny.
We want our children to express themselves except for when they dress themselves (now when they get to be teens I will have a say on how the little girl dresses).
However, one of the most important things I consciously/deliberately decided when we decided to adopt our “new kids.” Is to pick my “battles” carefully. 5:40 a.m. is not the time to begin a skirmish, much less a battle!
We are going to need to have a(nother) discussion about what is really important and what is not.
February 10, 2009
Well, Wednesday, February 11th 2008 has been designated (by me) as the official “JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS DAY!”
Sometime between 8a.m. and 5p.m. one of the State Fire Marshalls will visit our humble abode. Heck even the cable company narrows it down to a four hour window. But a-lass the cable company is a private company and not a government agency.
I think I’m supposed to buy new smoke detectors. The high dollar ones we bought a while back doesn’t have the manfactured date on them. I think we are supposed to be able to prove that the smoke detectors are less than five years old. Maybe I should just burn some bread in the toaster oven to show her the dang thing works! haha
Then some time between 8a.m. and noon the Department of Health and Environmental Control will be coming by to make sure that it was not just some fluke that our “new kids” miraculously survived over the last thirty-three months we’ve had them. We will need to demonstrate that our home is (in fact) a safe home.
One of the questions on the questionair we had to fill out was something like:
– What is the most difficult problem you have had to deal with during the adoption process?
Another question was something like;
– What has been the easiest thing to deal with during the adoption process?
Answer: The children!
Keep focused. We’re almost there…